A truly boring Monday in sports. Are you pumped up for Tuesday’s Cheat Sheet or what?! Don’t worry, we have some more linkage and fun videos to help make up for the lack of sports stories as we wait five more days for SB50 to get here. 

Peyton Manning’s future the main topic of Media Night

An incredibly slow sports day – and that may be the case until Sunday — left us with Media Night as the top story. And from what I’ve gathered, it wasn’t a very interesting media night either.

Here’s an example of how things went for the Broncos’ side of things:

Peyton, Peyton, Peyton, Peyton. Also, Peyton. However, one topic involving Manning was worth taking note of (when the question was asked to him, that is): is SB50 going to be his last game in the NFL? Here’s what he said to say about it:

“I truly don’t know the answer to that,” Manning told NFL Network’s Marshall Faulk. “I’m taking it one week at a time. I don’t want to look too far ahead and I don’t want to look too far back.” Manning later said he would do a “comprehensive analysis” after the season, but that he is also realistic that this “could be it.”

Earlier on Monday, Ian Rapoport reported that Peyton has already told close friends that he’s retiring:

“The reality is he let the cat out of the bag a little bit,” Rapoport said. “I also know he has told close friends that he expects this to be his last game as well.”

Let’s also keep in mind that a team has to want Peyton to be their starting quarterback, and I also doubt he’d want to come back to do that another year for a crap team like the Cleveland Browns. The fact that he was statistically the worst starting quarterback in several key categories this year seems to be getting forgotten because the Broncos are in the Super Bowl… thanks to their awesome defense. Peyton is smart enough to realize all of this, and also realize that his physical skills are unlikely to look better next year at 40 (unless injuries really played that much of a part in his performance this year).

So, I’d personally be surprised if he plays again after Sunday, but we’ll see.

We’re 5 days away from Super Bowl 50


– Brad Gagnon ranks the 49 Super Bowls.

– Here’s a great topic: Would an MVP and a Super Bowl victory move Cam Newton into Hall of Fame territory? We know he’s going to win the MVP, at least. And my answer to the question would be “Yes”, but that’s assuming he has at least a decent career the rest of the way. It’s hard to see that not being the case if we take serious injury out of the equation.

The Denver Broncos’ buses were involved in a minor accident after practice on Monday.

– More Peyton Manning and arguably the more important story: Peyton and the Broncos ate chicken parm on their way to the Super Bowl.

Turnovers: The Super Bowl 50 X-Factor.

Wade Phillips’ chance at magical finish he deserves.

Rethinking Denver’s pass rush vs Cam Newton.

Food and drinks no one should have at a Super Bowl party.

– Well, this is weird: NFL makes music video honoring babies conceived on the night of the Super Bowl.

Richard Deitsch thinks the Super Bowl kickoff time should be moved to 4:30 PM ET.

Quick Hits

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Will John Scott’s All-Star Game journey be made into a movie? It certainly sounds possible, and someone has already made a John Scott snowman, at least.

Justin Tuck announced his retirement from the NFL after 11 seasons.

– Now, in NHL news many fans are going to hate: Gary Bettman signed an extension to stay the NHL commissioner through the 2022 season.

Pep Guardiola will take over as manager of Manchester City next season.

No. 19 Louisville took down No. 2 North Carolina, but was actually favored in the game at home. 

– Russell Westbrook ruined John Wall with this Eurostep on Monday night:

The Nuggets ended the Raptors’ 11-game winning streak. That Denver team has some fun young talent and looks to be on the upswing.

Even if he never plays again, Calvin Johnson is a Hall of Famer.

Dirk Nowitzki looks straight out of a 90s show with his new haircut.

Warriors successfully rebel against team peanut butter and jelly ban.

The Packers want Eddie Lacy to lose 30 pounds. So yes, they indeed thought he was too fat as has been rumored lately.

Howie Kendrick, Jean Segura, and Arizona’s latest mistake

This one-year old can snowboard better than you.

– The People vs. O.J. Simpson premieres on FX tonight. The Verge says that it’s a “dark, addictive character study.”

– This awesome season 7 Archer promo pays tribute to Magnum PI:

– What do you get if you combine the biggest Fallout and Super Mario Bros. fan into one? This guy:

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One last breath of gratuitous procrastination

A batting practice lesson gone wrong for dad. You shouldn’t even go to the cages without a cup. Recommended sound on for his reaction too:

Screw it, one more breath of gratuitous procrastination

This poor puppy shows why dogs stick to drinking water out of bowls:

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About Matt Clapp

Matt is an editor at The Comeback. He attended Colorado State University, wishes he was Saved by the Bell's Zack Morris, and idolizes Larry David. And loves pizza and dogs because obviously.

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